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Privacy commissioner wants federal court to declare Facebook broke federal privacy law

Source: Rachel Aiello, CTV News, February 6, 2020 

OTTAWA — The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has filed a notice of application in the federal court, calling for a declaration that Facebook contravened federal privacy law.

This comes after a joint investigation by the federal and British Columbia privacy watchdogs probed the tech giant’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and found that the major social networking company’s privacy practices had “major shortcomings.”

That investigation found that Facebook allowed users personal information to be used for political purposes, and recommended changes to further strengthen Canada’s privacy regime.

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